Whenever deciding to use fields in FileMaker Pro 10, some fields require special handling like the date field. Date field is able to store any date between 1/1/0001 to 12/31/4000. It stores dates in the form of whole numbers. Now, to create a date field, it shows at the bottom of your data and date can be stored. The format of the date can also be changed. One can add dates as well as get the number of days elapsed. This is quite flexible in terms of format as well as keeping records.